Fermilab Hosts Virtual Ask-a-Scientist on May 6, 2003

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BATAVIA, Ill. – The Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will host the next Virtual Ask-a-Scientist on May 6, 2003 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Central Time. Physicists Bruce Baller, of Fermilab’s MINOS experiment, and Chris White, also of Fermilab’s MINOS experiment, will respond to questions live online.

Virtual Ask-a-Scientist is an online chat session with Fermilab scientists that gives participants the opportunity to ask questions about high-energy physics from: “What is a neutrino?” to “Can I build a particle detector at home?” Fermilab invites people of all ages and all science backgrounds to participate.

Interested participants may join the Virtual Ask-a-Scientist chatroom on the evening of May 6, 2003 by clicking a link on the Fermilab homepage (http://www.fnal.gov) and following the directions to log in and ask questions. Java enabled browsers are required. Internet Explorer version 4 or higher is recommended, but Netscape’s browsers may also be used. (Netscape is not recommended for Macintosh users.)

For more information about Virtual Ask-a-Scientist, please visit http://www.fnal.gov/pub/inquiring/virtual/.

Fermilab is a national laboratory funded by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy, operated by Universities Research Association, Inc.